People Tell One Story About Weight, While The Scale Tells Quite Another

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As we waddle through the gluttonous part of the year (from Thanksgiving turkey to New Year’s ham), a Gallup poll serves up some unappetizing food for thought about Americans’ weight. It’s not just that a majority of adults are too heavy. They’re also resistant to acknowledging this fact.

To the extent there’s good news in the poll, it lies in the fact that average body weight has been largely stable during the past few years.

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